Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Giving Up Dream Job for Choice Careers; IT'S A BEACH: Lifeguards Reluctant to Stand Down

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Giving Up Dream Job for Choice Careers; IT'S A BEACH: Lifeguards Reluctant to Stand Down

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Byline: Tagan Williams tagan.williams@tweednews.com.au

TWEED Coast lifeguards Nadia Canning and Tom Baldry have futures so bright they are giving up their dream jobs.

The pair are about to reluctantly leave lifeguard duties behind as they set off along two very differ- ent paths.

Miss Canning, 25, from Kingscliff has graduated from a Bachelor of Medi- cine a Bachelor of Surgery at Griffith University and will begin an internship at the Gold Coast Hospital in January.

Mr Baldry, 17, and also a Kingscliff resident, graduated from The Southport School with Queensland's highest grade a an Overall Position of one (OP1).

Miss Canning is a champion surf lifesaver and said she took work as a lifeguard during university holidays.

"This is my first year lifeguarding; my internship begins in January and it will be five days per week, so I probably won't be able to keep working on the beach but I'm going to try."

The trainee doctor said if that was not possible she would continue to train for the ironwoman and belt surf lifesaving events twice a day six days per week. …

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